[Ads-l] "first responder"

Nancy Friedman wordworking at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 10 16:01:48 UTC 2020

Lucy Ferris wrote about the history of "first responder" for Lingua Franca
on April 23, 2013, but Chronicle.com appears to have disabled Lingua Franca

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 8:12 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> Does anyone have any antedates for this (in the specific sense of, as far
> as I can tell, 'police officer or fire fighter')? Nothing under "responder"
> in the OED entry. My associations are from the post-9/11 period.  I'm not
> sure if my definition is expansive enough.  Presumably (although I'm not
> sure) EMTs would be included, but not other medical personnel, because the
> responder has to come to the respondees and not vice versa.
> LH
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